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Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic: Top 10 Character Names I Love. This was, again, an easy one, setting aside the fact that it was difficult to pick just ten! It was also a struggle to not take them all from Charles Dickens, but he has such wonderful character names!
- Mr. Sparkler from Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. Not only do I love his character, but his name just cracks me up!
- Mr. Turvydrop from Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Yet another hilarious name - and a hilarious character. I really don't know how he came up with them.
- Sophia from Courtship & Curses by Marissa Doyle. Sophia has always been a favorite name of mine, and I always love protagonists with it.
- Halt from the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan. It's really amazing how much that that name really captures Halt's personality.
- Dustfinger from the Inkworld Trilogy by Cornelia Funke. Need more be said? It's just awesome!
- Yann from The Red Necklace Sally Gardner.
- Galen from Princess of the Midnight Ball Jessica Day George. Not only do I absolutely love that name, but the character is way awesome. Major character crush here, people! :-)
- Yassen Gregorovich by the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. So Russian, so awesome, and just . . . well, awesome.
- Roland by the Pagan Chronicles by Catherine Jinks. I feel sorry for Roland's character - immensely - and I love his name.
- Sherlock Holmes. Perhaps my all-time favorite character name, to be honest. As a Sherlockian, it's a must.